H.M.S. Vesper (1917)

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H.M.S. Vesper (1917)
Pendant Number: F.39 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Alexander Stephen & Sons[2]
Launched: 15 Dec, 1917[3]
Completed: 20 Feb, 1918[4]
Sold:

H.M.S. Vesper was one of twenty-five "V" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18.

Service

Vesper was re-commissioned on 25 August, 1920.[5]

Vesper was re-commissioned at Chatham on 15 August, 1924.[6]

She re-commissioned on 20 April, 1927,[7] but paid off on 11 August.[8]

The ship was re-commissioned at Devonport on 21 November, 1930, to be appointed under the command of Alfred Jerome Lucian Phillips the following day for work with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla with the Atlantic Fleet.[9]

She commissioned in Reserve at The Nore on 15 July, 1932.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Hugh Rose Troup may have been loaned to the ship in early 1923.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 883.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 281.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 280.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 280.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 279a.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 283.
  11. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  12. The Navy List. (August, 1920). p. 883.
  13. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 883.
  15. Iffy date. Making it match Keate's Service Record end date.
  16. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  17. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  18. Wyndham-Quin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/322. f. 696.
  19. Wyndham-Quin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/322. f. 696.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 281.
  21. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 208.
  22. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 208.
  23. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432. Date is that of her re-commissioning.
  24. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 280.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 279a.

Bibliography


"V" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Vancouver Vanessa Vanity Vanquisher Vanoc
Vega Velox Vehement Venturous Vendetta
Venetia Verdun Versatile Verulam Vesper
  Vidette Violent Vimiera Vittoria  
  Vivacious Vivien Vortigern Vectis  
Thornycroft Specials
  Viceroy Viscount  
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